I love this book, it stirs up many memories that I can relate to. I can relate to it as my background is similar to Jasmine or Yasmine (in arabic) . The friends have such a close and warming relation ship that grabs you in. Great book for ages 10 and eleven years.
Habiba Sallam Hound of Baskervilles Book Review
A book that is small in size can never meet the beauty standards of literature and possess its richness in metaphorical comparisons.
However, this rule was broken in crime thriller novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and titled The Hound of the Baskerville. Sherlock Holmes along with his assistant Watson, notable for their talent in solving mysteries are called upon the moor by James Mortimer to investigate the murder of his patient and family friend. The victim was believed to be murdered by the supernatural hound following the Baskerville curse.
This curse is a legend that runs through the family originating from the evil act of Sir Hugo’s when he kidnapped a girl.
Upon arrival at the moor after his uncle's tragic murder, Sir Henry Baskerville decides to come back and investigate this curse with Holmes and Watson. To solve the mystery, the all collect different peices of the puzzle after meeting several suspects. One specific suspect was Stapleton whom they were able to track his history and find out that he lied about his sister who was actually his wife.
At this point, Holmes digs in and even recognizes that Stapleton actually resembles Hugo's portrait, which might mean a desire for the Baskerville wealth.
It has come to Watson that the Barrymore's who were the family servants found a letter signatured LL who was Laura Lyons. They decided to visit her and told her about Stapleton's marriage who spilled the beans about the hound and helped them resolve the curse. Fortunately, Stapleton trained his hound to attack the Baskerville whom was given Sir Henry’s belongings to smell but the younger sibling of the Mrs. Barrymore was dressed in Sir Henry’s clothes.
The hound was found killed later when Stapleton instructed the hound to attack Sir Henry, when he was invited to the household.
As a naturalist Stapleton treated others as animals as he treated his wife whom he beat after disrespecting and not participating in his plans . After spending a lot of time on the moor and on this case Sherlock Holmes and Watson are winners once again.